2018 10 oz Silver Queen’s Beasts – Griffin
The Royal Mint has once again proven its impeccable dedication to producing British coinage that faithfully represents the nation’s rich heritage. Second in the immensely popular ten-coin Queen’s Beasts series, The Griffin of Edward III was designed for the British Royal Mint by the highly respected engraver, Jody Clark. As with the previous release, the intricate detail captured on the image is truly awesome! This large, magnificent 2018 10 oz Silver Queen’s Beasts – Griffin contributes greatly to the centuries of British heritage represented in the 10 original painted-plaster statues of 1953.
Minted in high relief with highest purity and 10 oz weight, this silver bullion coin series has become a highly treasured favorite among collectors and precious metals investors world-wide. The coin’s obverse displays Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, and the 10 pounds face value. Quite interestingly, the Queen’s portrait was also designed by Jody Clark and adopted into British coinage since 2016. The background pattern has been changed beginning with this release to feature The Royal Mint’s new guilloché obverse design.
The reverse features a highly detailed, majestic griffin, clutching a shield with its claws. The griffin spreads its wings towards the heights of the sky, with its long tail wrapped trailing behind. Encircling the rim are the inscriptions, “Griffin of Edward III,” the coin’s weight, purity and year.
- 2018 10 oz Silver Queen’s Beasts – Griffin.
- Second edition of a series of ten coins.
- Contains 10 troy oz of .9999 fine silver.
- Stunning high-relief minting.
- Obverse: Displays Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, against the Royal Mint’s new guilloché obverse pattern. Inscriptions include “ELIZABETH II – D. G. REG. F. D.” and the 10 pounds face value.
- Reverse: Features a majestic griffin, clutching a shield with its claws as its wings spread high.
- 10 pound face value.
- Sovereign coin backed by the British government.
The Queen’s Beasts are ten heraldic statues depicting the genealogy of Queen Elizabeth II. The statues were created by the British sculptor James Woodford in 1953 for the Queens coronation, and temporarily set up in front of the western annex to Westminster Abbey – the coronation church of the British monarchy. Today, the almost 2 meter high painted plaster figures are on display in the Canadian Museum of History in Ottawa.